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Klipsch Synergy Sub-12

Klipsch Synergy Sub-12
alaScore 85

120 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Klipsch Synergy Sub-12 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 120 reviews)

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Klipsch Synergy Sub-12

 

When it comes to subwoofers, size still matters. While smaller 6- or 8-inch subs can produce credible bass, once you experience what a well-designed 12-inch model can deliver, you won't want to settle for less. Most big subs come with hefty price tags,...

The Klipsch Synergy Sub-12 is a full-size subwoofer that offers a down-firing 12-inch woofer, a 300-watt amplifier, and connectivity options that cover all bases.

A real wood veneer would look nicer.

The Klipsch Synergy Sub-12, the company's most affordable 12-inch subwoofer, sounds great on music and movies.

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Episode ES-SUB-12-300-MB Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

 

Episode has released their largest subwoofer to date with the ES-SUB-12. While its looks may not be so impressive, HomeTheaterReview.com reviewer Andrew Robinson's evaluation claims the performance is quite the opposite.

The ES-SUB-12's build quality is phenomenal, possessing smooth lines, solid construction and the warranty to back it up. While the finish may not be automotive grade, it's not supposed to be, for the ES-SUB-12 is designed with the intention of being...

The ES-SUB-12's grille is a bit finicky and cheap, but then again, you'd probably leave it off when installing it into an AV cabinet anyway ; I'm sure many will criticize the ES-SUB-12 for its simplicity, for many subs in its price bracket feature some...

To say that I was impressed following my time spent with Episode's big daddy subwoofer, the ES-SUB-12, is a bit of an understatement. At first glance, there's little to get excited about, for the ES-SUB-12 appears to be behind the times in terms of...

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Awsome...best bang 4 ur buck!!

 

I have had this sub for over 3 years. Never a flaw or problem. Unlike my JBL. It broke twice and did not sound as clear at higher volumes. This sub is as good at low settings as well as high settings. Clear all the way thru the spectrum. Highly...

Beats any sub I have heard, or purchased. Much better than 10" sub

I cannot find any

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"Awsome...best bang 4 ur buck!!"

 

I have had this sub for over 3 years. Never a flaw or problem. Unlike my JBL. It broke twice and did not sound as clear at higher volumes. This sub is as good at low settings as well as high settings. Clear all the way thru the spectrum. Highly...

Beats any sub I have heard, or purchased. Much better than 10" sub.

I cannot find any.

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"For this price this sub is perfect!!"

 

This is the second subwoofer I've owned and so far the best. My previous sub was a 10" JBL that was rated very good but it had a relatively short life and stopped working after only a year old. That JBL was a good sounding sub but it wouldn't be able...

A good 12" sub that sounds tight but doesn't get boomy. Features extra line outs for hooking up to main speakers. This sub does what you want it and makes enough bass to vibrate your body should you feel the need.

Its pretty ugly, It's kinda huge, it's blue led light on it is blinding. I had to put a piece of tape over the led to tone down the brightness a little.

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For this price this sub is perfect!!

 

This is the second subwoofer I've owned and so far the best. My previous sub was a 10" JBL that was rated very good but it had a relatively short life and stopped working after only a year old. That JBL was a good sounding sub but it wouldn't be able...

A good 12" sub that sounds tight but doesn't get boomy. Features extra line outs for hooking up to main speakers. This sub does what you want it and makes enough bass to vibrate your body should you feel the need

Its pretty ugly, It's kinda huge, it's blue led light on it is blinding. I had to put a piece of tape over the led to tone down the brightness a little

Consumer review by:

Klipsch Synergy Sub-12

 

This is the second subwoofer I've owned and so far the best. My previous sub was a 10" JBL that was rated very good but it had a relatively short life and stopped working after only a year old. That JBL was a good sounding sub but it wouldn't be able...

A good 12" sub that sounds tight but doesn't get boomy. Features extra line outs for hooking up to main speakers. This sub does what you want it and makes enough bass to vibrate your body should you feel the need

Its pretty ugly, It's kinda huge, it's blue led light on it is blinding. I had to put a piece of tape over the led to tone down the brightness a little

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"amazing sound"

 

the sound of this sub is fantastic ,not boomy but really tight low end that made my tower speakers come alive. great for movies and music.

I actually really liek the look of it and the little red/blue eld is cool, but its the sound ilike most, it made my tower speakers come alive and the sound was always tight low end not muddy

none except it has a phase switch what does that do?

Consumer review by:

Klipsch Synergy Sub-12

 

the sound of this sub is fantastic ,not boomy but really tight low end that made my tower speakers come alive. great for movies and music.

I actually really liek the look of it and the little red/blue eld is cool, but its the sound ilike most, it made my tower speakers come alive and the sound was always tight low end not muddy

none except it has a phase switch what does that do

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"great product"

 

great price and more than enough power

have not found one besides i wish it was made with fiber glass case

Product Specifications

The Synergy Series Sub-12 hurls out enough power and bass extension to shake the foundation. It uses high-quality materials and the most reliable components to create a rock-solid impact that makes your movies and music come alive. The Sub-12 gets its intensity from a 12-inch, down-firing driver coupled to a highly efficient BASH Class D amplifier that creates 300 watts of continuous power and 650 watts of dynamic power. Because of its ample enclosure size and large, rear-firing port with flared ends, the Sub-12 produces increased bass response with low distortion. The subwoofer's built-in, steep-slope (24dB/octave) low-pass crossover is continuously adjustable from 40 to 120Hz. A phase control facilitates acoustical integration of the subwoofer with the other speakers in the system. An "auto power" feature enables the subwoofer to turn itself on and off (standby) automatically, based on the presence or absence of an audio signal. A blue/red dual color LED display on the front of the subwoofer indicates whether the unit is on or in standby mode. In addition to its ability to play louder and go deeper than anything else in its class, the Sub-12 features a new industrial design that is refined and aggressive. Available in a black finish with titanium accents, this extraordinary subwoofer matches the entire Synergy Series lineup in both style and performance. Because it wraps technical superiority and eye-catching cosmetics into one affordable package, the Sub-12 perfectly anchors a home theater or two-channel system.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:19.9in
Height:18in
Weight:40.1lbs
Width:15in

Header

Manufacturer:Klipsch
Model:Sub-12
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Klipsch Synergy

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Black / Titanium/Black / Titanium

Remote Control

Type: None

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Active
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Max (RMS) Output Power:650Watt
Nominal (RMS) Output Power:300Watt
Response Bandwidth:24 - 120Hz
Speaker System Type:Subwoofer
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